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UpTime ASE Model 807-0204 (SKU 01969) DS3/E3 Inline Probe

UpTime Analysis Service Element (ASE) is a flexible inline hardware probe. Designed to monitor wireline data with fail to wire capabilities, the sensor provides Physical Layer (Layer 1) to Application Layer 7, real time analytics.

The ASE is a single, powerful suite of tools that provide end-to-end visibility (SLA) into your network and applications via a unified platform for real-time monitoring, troubleshooting and analyzing applications, including VoIP, to help you make informed decisions about the performance of your Wide Area Network as well as applications that run across the WAN. More information on the real-time visibility can be found at http://www.netscout.com/uptime.

Key Features:

  • Multi-tenant management system
  • Inline deployment
  • 1000 concurrent VoIP calls with MoS scores
  • Inband and LAN management
  • IPv4 and IPv6 monitoring and management
  • Last mile keep alive upon CPE Router failure provides 100% availability and fault isolation
  • Pro-active SNMP support
  • 2000 site to site SLA measurements
  • On-demand packet capture
  • Support for 100 custom applications
  • Continuous 1 second monitoring with burst analysis
  • Supports last cry, remote site power outage notifications

This combined remote office monitoring view of time-synchronized local traffic across the WAN is the ideal solutions for triaging the network local exchange, the wide area network, the class of service (CoS) configuration, VoIP analysis and application and server response times.

Real-time Analytics with VoIP MOS, Network, SLAs & Application Response Time 🠖
Application 🠖
Presentation
Session 🠖

APM measurements
VoIP MoS scores
On-Demand Packet Capture

Who and what is using my network? How much are they using? 🠖
Transport 🠖
Network 🠖

Real Time Bandwidth and Burst
AppFlow Analytics
CoS Validation

Is my network up or down? Is it clean? 🠖
Link 🠖
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Layer 1
Error Visibility

The UpTime remote probes (virtual or hardware) are managed with a central, multi-tenant scalable system, spanning the entire delivery infrastructure for complex, multi-site, enterprise MPLS architectures. Visual UpTime can be used as a self -managed solution by private enterprises with a distributed network environment and multiple data centers; as well as a Managed Service, offered by many of the top global service providers, including AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, CenturyLink, Level 3, and XO Communications. Managed Service providers host the UpTime server in their cloud while managing, maintaining, and providing a collaborative view into the solution for the enterprise. Other managed options include enterprise hosting within their private data center and the service provider managing the system.

Real-Time Network, Application, VoIP Visibility

UpTime ASE wireline sensors (probes) provides a real-time view into a remote site, allowing for immediate change-configuration validation, accuracy in bandwidth analysis, auto-discovery of applications, and VoIP MoS scores. This allows network administrators quicker mean time to identify the culprit and claim, “it’s not the network!”

Network Burst Analysis and Capacity Planning

With continuous 1 second monitoring, the network administrator can identify the time the network is bursting at 90% or greater for an extended time and identify the application flow causing the congestion on the network. The network administrator will be able to say “it’s this application using this IP address talking to this server on this VLAN with this CoS tag that is causing the congestion on the network. It’s not the network!”

Individual and Site VoIP Monitoring

Analyzing customer VoIP traffic, the ASE provides remote site based MoS analysis and individual call details to validate the settings and identify errors on the network or within the UCS solution. All time correlated, so that the network administrator can say, “It’s not the network!”

On-Demand Remote Packet Capture

Being inline, on the wire, allows on-demand, targeted packet capture, based upon the already identified issue. By using basic or complex filters, and even specific traffic triggers, the IT team can quickly identify an issue on the network and show the appropriate support staff the issue. Packets can be saved or exported into third party tools to be shared with others. This real time, remote site, packet level visibility will shrink the mean time to identify the application and server issues via the network tool set.

Site to Site Network SLA (Service Level Agreements)

The ASE inline probe provides customer SLAs on up to 8 CoS tagged traffic. Utilizing a combination of actual customer and synthetic traffic, the ASE to ASE SLAs includes round-trip delay (RTD), availability, packet delivery ratio (PDR) and jitter. This allows the network team a complete picture of how effective the network is running for each application assigned to a CoS.

Unique Features

  • Inline fail to wire will keep the circuit alive even if there is no power to the unit.
  • Provides NetFlow exporting as an additional data source to any 3rd party collector.
  • Real time, pro-active performance threshold events and forwarding.
  • Power outage notification when deployed inline in front of the WAN router.
  • BGP Keep alive should the Customer Premise Router (CPE) lose power or fail, insuring 100% availability of the local loop.
  • VLAN and CoS monitoring and validation of correct application assignments.

Deployment

Supports TruView and Visual Performance Manager DS3/E3 LinkSafe™ inline probe ASE, which complies with Class A standards for countries using DS3 or E3 access lines and supports digital transmission at the DS3 rate of 45 Mbps or E3 rate of 34 Mbps. This ASE supports deployment in frame relay/HDLC/PPP based networks that use IP switching over DS3 or E3 physical lines.

The DS3/E3 ASE includes LinkSafe technology to protect circuit integrity in case of an ASE outage, as well as power failure notification.

This ASE is designed for deployment at the network demarcation point between a subscriber's CPE and the WAN. The figure below shows the ASE positioned between a Line Services Unit and a customer edge router on a DS3/E3 line.

Remote Office
LAN
Customer
Edge
Router
(CER)
Inline ASE

Option 1: Inline probe deployed in front of the customer edge router.

Model 807-0204: DS3/E3 Inline Probe ASE Specifications (SKU 01969)


General
Dimensions 1 EIA unit 1.69 x 17.09 x 24.69 (in)
Weight 7 lbs.
Data Rate Up to 45 Mbps synchronous
Timing Mode Derived externally from the network
Environment
Operating Temperature 0º to +40ºC (+32º to +104ºF)
Storage Temperature -20º to +55ºC (-4º to +131ºF)
Clearance Requirement Minimum of 3" (7.62 cm) space on sides
Operating and Storage Humidity 10% to 90% noncondensing
Power Requirements
Input 100 to 240 VAC
Frequency 50/60 Hz
Input Current Rating 1.0 amps nominal
Network/User Interface
Line Rate DS3: 44.736 Mbps, E3: 34.368 Mbps
Line Coding DS3: B8ZS, E3: HDB3
Scrambling On or Off
Line Build Out Long = more than 225 feet. Short = 225 feet or less
Connector 4 BNC (75 ohm), Network Tx and Rx, CPE Tx and Rx
Impedance Input and Output 75 ohms
Pulse Shape Compliant ITU-T recommendation G.703
DS3/E3 Framing DS3: C-bit Parity
E3: ITU-T G.751
Serial Port Interface
Baud Rate DCE for interfacing with DTE
Parity 8 data bits, no parity
Stop Bit 1 stop bit
Electrical Format EIA RS-232, DTE
Connector RJ-45
Ethernet 10/100/1000 BaseT Interface
Bit Rate 10, 100, or 1000 Mbps
Connector RJ-45

Software Modules

Each virtual and hardware ASE appliance supports network, application, and VoIP software modules. More information on the visibility provided can be found at, http://www.netscout.com/uptime.

Hardware Support

Enhanced ASE hardware warranty service programs are available to help you maximize your investment in the ASE appliances with next business day replacement worldwide. For more detailed warranty information, visit http://www.netscout.com/support-and-service/overview.

Software Maintenance

Each hardware ASE is managed remotely by the multi-tenant TruView or Visual Performance Manager. Maintenance is dependent on the software module purchased. For more detailed information, visit Inside Sales at the number below, or call your sales representative.

Professional Services

Professional services are available for installing, maintaining and customizing your ASE hardware, TruView and Visual Performance Manager solution. Installation and configuration services on site with or without a technician is offered worldwide. For more detailed maintenance information, visit Inside Sales at the number below, or call your sales representative.

Ordering information

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